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Today In Indian History - Historical Events of India

DateEvent Name
03/29/1561 Akbar attacked on Malwa at Sarangpur and defeated Bajbahadar.
03/29/1849 Maharaj Dulip Singh left the throne of Punjab that once belonged to his late father Ranjit Singh and was then occupied by the East India Company. The Britishers had captured it after defeating the Sikh Army at Amritsar.
03/29/1857 Sepoy Mangal Pandey shot the first bullet of 1857 Indian mutiny in the barracks of Barrackpur near Calcutta against British Empire. This was the starting of the mutiny.
03/29/1869 Sir Edwin Lutyens, Builder of Rashtrapati Bhavan and England's most outstanding architect of his time, was born.
03/29/1914 Mother of Sri Aurobindo Ashram came in India.
03/29/1914 Sudhir Gupta, famous Hindi poet and educationist, was born in Kalasgram, Bangladesh.
03/29/1932 Sundaram Gundibalirama, right-hand batsman and right-arm medium fast bowler, was born at Udipi in Karnataka.
03/29/1939 Hanumant Singh, cricketer (14 Tests for India-century on debut), was born in Banswara.
03/29/1942 Britain offered dominion status to India after the war if it cooperated now.
03/29/1943 Shaheed Laxman Nayak, freedom fighter and leader, was hanged at Berhampur Jail.
03/29/1952 India enters into a war with Japan.
03/29/1954 Indian Institute of Public Administration inaugurated.
03/29/1963 Siyaramsharan Gupt, great autor of Hindi language, died.
03/29/1970 Union Government revises the percentage of reservation in service for SC\STs from 12.5\% to 15\%. Orders to be effective from 25 March.
03/29/1977 S. N. Mathur became the director of Central Bureau of Investigation (till 02/05/77).
03/29/1978 Jayasinghrao Mansinghrao Ghorpade, cricketer, 8 Tests for India and 229 runs, passed away.
03/29/1979 Delhi beat Karnataka by 399 runs to win Cricket's Ranji Trophy.
03/29/1982 Delhi (707) beat Karnataka (705) on 1st innings to win Ranji Trophy.
03/29/1989 Central Institute of Fisheries Education gets the distinction of becoming the first Fisheries University in India.
03/29/1990 Adoor Bhasi, Malayalam film actor, passed away.
03/29/1992 Centenary celebrations of Tansa Dam held at Tansa. No of Seats of the Standing Committee and Education Committee increased from 20 to 27and 20 to 26 respectively and that of the B.E.S. & T. Committee from 12 to 17 (Vide Maharashtra Act XXI of 1992) (CIVIC).
03/29/1992 The expert committee recomends an autonomous council for the Jharkhand region of Bihar.
03/29/1992 Shri Anand Rishiji Maharaj 1008 , Acharya Samrat of 'Jain Shraman Sangh', passed away.
03/29/1995 Harindra Dave, chief editor of Janmabhumi Group and Gujrati author, passed away.
03/29/1996 SC asks All India Indira Congress to modify its name as All Indira Congress (Tiwari).
03/29/1998 The new govt. wins the vote of confidence in the Lok Sabha.
03/29/1999 A massive earthquake in the Garhwal region of Uttar Pradesh in the inner Himalayas claims 85 lives and more than 130 injured.


Other Historical Dates and Events
02/28/1919Gandhiji signs Satyagraha Pledge to secure withdrawal of Rowlatt Bills.
10/15/1866Vasudevacharya Kerur, famous Kannad novelist, playwright and journalist, was born.
12/04/1959Power Project was signed betwen India and Nepal, an agreement on the Gandak Irrigation.
12/16/1971Bangladesh was formed. President Yahya Khan of Pakistan changed his position dramatically and announced he would accept a ceasefire with India. After his forces in East Pakistan surrendered unconditionally, Yahya Khan vowed to keep fighting in the West against his political enemy. His reversal today undermines his administration, and there are growing indications he will step down as head of the military government. Yahya has already been criticized for his brutal repression of the Bengali separatist movement, which has renamed East Pakistan as Bangladesh. It appears that the separatists may actually benefit from the fighting, because India has managed to defeat most of Yahya's military forces in East Pakistan.
11/08/2000Queen Ingrid (90), Denmark's Swedish born queen mother and great-grand daughter of Britain's Queen Victoria, died in Copenhagen.
06/18/1896Cota Ramaswami, cricketer (Davis Cup for India 1922, Test 1936), was born in Madras.
06/11/1930A cyclonic storm blew a train off the rails near Himmatnagar, Gujarat, killing at least one person and injuring many more.
01/26/1893Srijiva Nyayatirtha Bhattacharya, famous writer and educationist, was born Bhatpara, West Bengal.
05/08/1962Ravindra Bharti University established in West Bengal.
01/02/1979Gavaskar gets twin tons for India for the third time (vs West Indies).